Hala Tawil                                  


gradual unease
2018


As children, our desires are fuelled by curiosity, beauty, and primal attraction. As we enter puberty and the need for sex is ingrained into our bodies, our subconscious longings only become more complex. Human desire extends to our physical reality and our relationships with objects.
While our desires for food and sex may be based on biological imperative, our desire to possess and acquire objects is not.
Desire is a lifelong accompaniment: fulfilling one need (or acquiring one object) is only a prerequisite for further needs and possessions. A series functionally ambiguous objects and totems, the work aims to highlight the absurd and gluttonous nature of desire, as it is a form of hunger which is never truely resolved.